Niko Kranjcar has featured reasonably heavily in Tottenham’s pre-season. While the player has been very quiet about his future in this transfer window, it remains to be seen whether Harry Redknapp’s view of the Croatian has changed and it has emerged today that Sunderland are keen to take Niko on a season long loan.
Black Cats manager Steve Bruce is quoted as saying: “Bringing someone in on loan remains an option and Kranjcar is a quality player who we are very much aware of.”
A loan however may not suit Spurs who are looking to end this type of deal and arrange some permanent moves for the fringe players in the squad. In addition, with news that Steven Pienaar will be out of action for around six weeks, Niko is likely to be needed for Gareth Bale back up duties at the start of the season.
The rumours are continuing, but it may be some time before Niko Kranjcar departs the Lane, either permanently or otherwise. Do you see any merit on him leaving on loan?